Some of the Texas Captive Insurance Association Conference sessions qualify for ICCIE teleconference or CE credit. To receive ICCIE teleconference or CE credit, please complete the sign-in sheet at the session or obtain a certificate of completion for your participation and forward it to the ICCIE office.

Designation students: No more than one of the three required teleconferences may be obtained through documented attendance at approved modules at captive conferences.

ACI recipients: No more than four of the 12 CE credits, per renewal period, may be obtained through documented attendance at approved modules at captive conferences.

You will receive one TC or one ICCIE CE for the following sessions:


Captives & Credit Rating


Nick Dranchak, JLT Holdings
Tina Bukow, Kroll Bond Ratings

In this session, credit rating experts Nick Dranchak and Tina Bukow will discuss how captive insurance companies, like their admitted market counterparts, can prepare and position themselves to achieve a credit rating with NRSRO’s. The speakers will draw upon their former experience at A.M. Best Company and how the credit rating process can strengthen a captive’s

Captive Tax Topics


Gary Bowers, Johnson Lambert LLC
Chaz Lavelle, Bingham Greenbaum & Doll

Tax treatment of premiums and reserves is of perpetual strategic importance to alternative risk markets and admitted markets alike. As IRS rules are promulgated and federal tax policy discussed with increasing likelihood, how are captives to interpret recent tax court rulings, the changes to premium limits and ownership structures facing 831(b) captive applications, and what can captive insurers expect from the new administration? In this session, attendees will hear captive tax expert Gary Bowers of audit firm Johnson Lambert and nationally recognized captive tax attorney Chaz Lavelle of Bingham Greenbaum & Doll discuss what has turned out to be one of the more energized discussions in the captive insurance industry in recent months.